CARLISLE — State College opened a 42-23 halftime lead and held on to defeat Carlisle 79-74 in a Mid-Penn Commonwealth game Monday.
Bryan Sekunda and Kyle Kanaskie combined to score 52 points for State College. Sekunda scored a game-high 31 points while Kanaskie added 21. Michael Beattie and Jason Costa also reached double figures, with both scoring 11 for the Little Lions (4-1).
Carlisle (1-4) made the game interesting by outscoring State College 30-20 in the fourth quarter. Chad Smitz led the Thundering Herd with 26 points.
We played a solid first half of basketball, State College coach Drew Frank said. We felt very comfortable at halftime, but we knew they were going to come after us. Their shots started going and the shots we normally make werent. But our guys certainly stayed after it.
State College improved 3-0 in Mid-Penn Commonwealth play with the victory. Chambersburg visits State College on Wednesday.